Annual High School Geography Bowl Taking Place At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 06 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - The 11th Annual High School Geography Bowl will be held at Concord University in Athens on Saturday, March 9. The event is hosted by the West Virginia Geographic Alliance.

The following schools will be participating: Defending champion Wheeling Park, Capital, George Washington, Sissonville, Lincoln County, Pocahontas County, Webster County, PikeView, Princeton, Wyoming East, Westside, Van, Scott, Independence, Shady Spring, Woodrow Wilson, Ritchie County and Moorefield.

Each student participant will be offered a $500 scholarship by Concord University. The high scorer will be offered a full-scholarship. The 2nd and 3rd place scorers will receive substantial scholarship offers.

The program begins with opening remarks at 8:15 a.m. in the student center at Concord University. A round-robin competition will be held until noon.

Following lunch, the championship round will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the student center ballroom. The Honorable John Shott, member of the WV House of Delegates, will read the championship round.

For more information contact Dr. Joseph Manzo, Concord University professor of geography and co-coordinator of the WV Geographic Alliance, at or 304-384-5208.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086
if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.